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Using sample resumes is a great way to help get an idea of what your own resume should look like, but they can also illustrate some common blunders. We have consulted with experts who are well versed in pointing out common errors made in resumes in order to show you a few of the most important mistakes found in the Brand Ambassador resume sample.
Order of Sections
The order of your resume sections can be crucial to getting your resume read. Always put the most relevant and eye-catching sections first. You should start with the introduction or summary, as seen in the sample resume. After that, list your special and relevant skills. In the sample, this section is listed last, which serves as a disadvantage to the job seeker.
Make it Easy to Look At
While this sample is formatted fairly well, there are some flaws in the over-all product layout. The spacing between paragraphs and sections should be thoroughly considered during the resume building process. This sample resume has very little space between sections, but a large section of white space at the bottom of the page. Allow your resume to fill the full page, as it looks more complete and organized. Allowing more space between sections and headers makes your resume easier to read and more pleasing to the eye.
Leave out Colors
While color can make your resume stand out, it can also look unprofessional and childish. Generally, professional resumes should be kept to a black and white format. Instead of using colors, it is perfectly acceptable to use bolding, underlining, font size changes or italics to indicate section titles.
Work Experience Order
When you are creating your work experience section, make sure that all your positions are listed in chronological order. The sample brand ambassador resume lists two concurrent positions, one of which was started more recently, but is the second job listed. The newest position should be listed first. Incorrect: 10/2011 to Current Brand Ambassador Banana Republic ? Jacksonville, FL 01/2013 to Current Acting Customer Experience Lead Banana Republic ? Jacksonville, FL Correct: 01/2013 to Current Acting Customer Experience Lead Banana Republic ? Jacksonville, FL 10/2011 to Current Brand Ambassador Banana Republic ? Jacksonville, FL
Organize Work Experience Summary
When writing your work experience section, list important parts of your position in bulleted lists. Do not write about your work experience in paragraphs and complete sentences. Bulleted lists are easier to read and more convenient for a hiring manager to look at. Incorrect: Provide excellent customer service and personal shopping experience. Collaborated with customer service team members to give exceptional service throughout the entire shopping and purchasing experience. Cashier quickly and efficiently to ensure customer wait time is minimal. Replenish sales floor daily. Assist with properly executing the marketing displays throughout the store. Correct:
Dont Include High School Experience
Your education section should only include your most recent educational endeavor. If you have any college, university or vocational training, you will not need to list your high school or GED information. Only include your high school and GED information if that is all of your educational background. If you have college experience, it is assumed that you have graduated high school or achieved your GED, so listing it is redundant and takes up valuable space. Knowing these skills is only half of the resume creating adventure. Use QuintCareer’s Resume Builder to get your own brand ambassador resume done in minutes.